7 Reasons You Will Want to Teach Like a Rock Star: Meet Hal Bowman!

By: Jon Konen | Sep 4, 2019

I had just suspended a student for doing something that I had done back when I was in school. I knew this student was not doing this as a personal attack on me or his teacher, yet I may have overreacted with the multiple consequences I had given him. This ...
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Playing with a Full Deck…Including the Wild Card: 53 Reasons to Be A Wild Card Teacher

By: Jon Konen | Aug 29, 2019

Part 5 of 5 … Join us in the final installment of a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. I remember ...
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8 Strategies As the Wild Card to Change Stale Curriculum

By: Teacher.org Staff | Aug 28, 2019

Part 4 of 5 …  Join us in the fourth installment of a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. Let’s ...
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9 Reasons Not to Listen to Them…the Jokers!

By: Jon Konen | Aug 27, 2019

Part 3 of 5 … Join us in the third installment of a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. I have ...
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7 Steps for Putting the “PH” Back in PHUN in Your Classroom

By: Jon Konen | Aug 27, 2019

Part 2 of 5 … Join us in the second installment of a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. 7 ...
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You are the Wild Card: A Summer Guide to Putting the PH Back in Phun!

By: Jon Konen | Aug 26, 2019

Part 1 of 5 … Follow us in a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. Pinochle seems to be a dying ...
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The New Kid On the Block: Learning To Adapt Your Approach When New Students With Differing Needs Enter Your Classroom

By: Mary McLaughlin | Aug 22, 2019

You’ve attended all the staff meetings.  You’ve decorated your room. You’ve reorganized the classroom shelves, you’ve rearranged the furniture to a new configuration in an attempt to maximize space. Pencils are sharpened, name tags applied to the desks, cubbies and lockers are labeled. You’re ready to meet your new students and if ...
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False Assumptions About What Special Needs Students Can’t Do

By: Mary McLaughlin | Aug 5, 2019

People really just slay me. I was perusing a Special Education Teachers group page on social media today. A member posted that a parent questioned one of her research-based Teaching strategies (which we all use). Say What? A Teacher had been asked if students with special needs were “able” to do group work. Wait, what? Able?  ...
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Expand Your Tool Box: 5 Behavioral Strategies to Try Out Next Year

By: Jon Konen | Aug 1, 2019

Some of us have new tool boxes with just a few of the latest tools, some of us have large tool boxes that include everything we’ve collected over the years, but in either case, we should all be expanding our tool boxes with both new and old tools with proven ...
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How Much Progress Should Be Expected From a Student’s IEP

By: Mary McLaughlin | Jul 30, 2019

The Implications of  the Endrew F. Case As Decided By The United States Supreme Court Get Out Of the Way:  School’s Out! If you close your eyes and open your ears, listening for the sound of it, you just might hear it. Shhh… There it is. Low in the distance, you can hear the ...
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